Dwi Rahayu started making transparent face masks to help deaf and mute people communicate during the coronavirus pandemic in Indonesia.

“I went to the doctor, but the doctor always used a mask. She never took it off because she was afraid of the virus,” Dwi said. “So it was quite hard to communicate with her and I started to think of a solution.”

The masks allow people to lip-read. Each one costs IDR 15,000 ($1.08).

“My husband and my kids, whenever they go to the garden, they put the mask on. If we wear the covered mask, we hardly understand each other.”

Dwi says she will keep making masks as long as the pandemic continues.

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